DCE Plants trees to mark the Green Ghana Project in Dawa
June 10, 2022
The District Chief Executive Officer for Ningo-Prampram, Hon. AL-Latiff Tetteh Amanor on Friday morning joined the people of Dawa in the Ningo-Prampram District to plant trees to mark this year’s Green Ghana project.
The President of Ghana, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo launched the 2022 Edition of Green Ghana Day, at the Accra International Conference Centre. The theme for this year’s exercise is “Mobilizing for a Greener Future”.
Present at the tree planting was the District Coordinating Director, Alhaji Mohamed Avona, Nene Duamor XI chief of Dawa, madam Beatrice Adela, Assembly Member for Dawa, madam Evelyn Nani, the District Environmental Health Officer, and Mr. Prince Ofori Boateng, the District Agric Officer.
Mr. Ofori Boateng disclosed that the exercise is being spearheaded by the Forestry Commission and has provided approximately 2000-3000 seedlings to be planted all over the Electoral Area. Adding that the species included Mahogany, Visual Palm, Coconut, Orange, and Militia.
The DCE expressed his joy over the organization of such an important event to help in finding a lasting solution to the global climate change challenges.
“Many do not have value for trees in our communities. And these trees are destroyed without any recourse to the environment.
These trees are medicinal and were used by our forefathers before the introduction of orthodox medications. Plants have several benefits; therefore, we must protect them”. With these words, the DCE admonished the people.
Nene Duamor XI chief of Dawa thanked the government for such an initiative to help grow the vegetation. According to Nene, what was planted previously was destroyed. The people cut down the trees for charcoal and firewood. This created a lot of problems affecting lives and properties.
The District Environmental Officer, madam Evelyn Nani underscored tree planting is very important in environmental health as we normally say “when the last tree dies, the last man also dies.” The trees are important because of the carbon dioxide and other gases we have been emitting into the environment. They are very harmful to our health. It is even the cause of climate change.
“But with the trees, remittance to these gases absorbs the carbon dioxide and then revitalizes the environment for us. It is very ideal because that is the only way we would curb the pollution and climate change that is happening worldwide,” she asserted. We pray that they take good care and continue with the tree planting. It will change the harmful climate change effects we are experiencing.